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IN THE CULTURE OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times “No society can understand itself without looking at its shadow side.” ― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction Something wicked bubbles just beneath the surface of the collective conscience. Our society … Continue reading

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FILMMAKER REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times We’re all being conditioned to think and believe certain things without any rational explanation through subliminal messaging in advertising, music, film, television, political propaganda, and military psychological operations. Considering the definition of the word subliminal – … Continue reading

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The Fourth Turn, Turn, Turn

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The cycles of The Fourth Turning, Fischer and Turchin are all in alignment at this point in history.. The 1997 book The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy proposed a cyclical pattern of four 20-year … Continue reading

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Make Sure You Download the Latest Ministry of Propaganda Updates

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds It’s time once again to check for Ministry of Propaganda updates, which like Windows and iOS is constantly being updated to counter new threats and enhance the user experience (heh). Much like the other … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Tempest?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Let’s start by stipulating the obvious: no one knows the future, and most of the guesses–oops, I mean forecasts–will be wrong. Arguing about the forecasts now won’t make any difference as to which ones … Continue reading

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Wokeness is a Product of Neoliberalism

Why don’t more people make this connection? By Chad C. Mulligan Source: The Hipcrime Vocab Substack One thing I haven’t seen people point out anywhere else is how much the current atmosphere of “wokeness” is an outcome of neoliberalism. Let … Continue reading

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Can a Nation Prosper as its Institutions Fail?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Economists focus on what can be easily measured: sales, profits, prices, tax revenues, etc. Since the decay and failure of institutions isn’t easily quantified, this decay doesn’t register in the realm of economics. Since it … Continue reading

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The Houses of Dead and Crooked Souls

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain “A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.”      – Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space There is a vast and growing gulf between the world’s rich and … Continue reading

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